Your students know when they need to complete their work in Shadow Health based on the open and due dates you set for the assignments.
The open date you select works like creating a door for an assignment. Until the open date has passed, the door is closed, and students cannot begin the assignment. After that time, the door is open and students can attempt the assignment as many times as they would like.
In contrast, setting a due date for an assignment functions like stationing a hall monitor at this door. The due date tells the instructor if the assignment was turned in on time. Students can submit assignments once the due date has passed, and any assignment submitted after the due date will be flagged as “late” in the assignment’s student results book. Setting due dates for an assignment is important because this lets students know when they need to complete a specific assignment.
Shadow Health does not apply any punitive measures beyond marking the assignment late in the student results book. However, attempts completed after the Due Date will be marked “Late” and students will not be able to Reopen or Turn In these attempts themselves.
As an instructor, you are free to enforce your late policy on Shadow Health assignments. Many instructors stagger open and due dates for Shadow Health assignments to match the topics they are exploring in their course. Other instructors open all the assignments at the beginning of a semester to allow students to progress at their own pace. Please consider which practice best meets your course’s objectives.